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Vale of Rheidol Railway

Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
+44 1970 625819
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Worth every pound

My husband, me and our 9yr old son had a wonderful Sunday outing on this splendid steam train... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer F
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Lovely scenery

What fantastic views we had on this train through the valleys. My husband, the dog and I were all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SRTH02P3
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Travelling on the Vale of Rheidol Railway is the finest way to see the stunning Rheidol Valley. We pass through wide open fields,woodland and rugged mountain scenery as the line twists and turns clinging to the hillside gradually climbing nearly 700ft (200m)from Aberystwyth to reach our destination at Devil’s Bridge. Birds of prey such as Red Kite and Buzzards are regularly seensoaring high above the valley floor and breathtaking views can beenjoyed by all.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“devil's bridge” (235 reviews)
“open carriage” (56 reviews)
“first class” (70 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
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Park Avenue, Aberystwyth SY23 1PG, Wales
+44 1970 625819
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, me and our 9yr old son had a wonderful Sunday outing on this splendid steam train. Staff were super friendly. Views of the valley from the train were simply stunning. A little rushed to have lunch, do the Devil's Bridge hike and catch...More

Thank Jennifer F
Will S, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What fantastic views we had on this train through the valleys. My husband, the dog and I were all made very welcome by the conductor and we really enjoyed the journey. Our border collie sat up looking up on the seat looking out and loved...More

1  Thank SRTH02P3
Will S, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you'll come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Vale of Rheidol railway for a trip on the Santa train last weekend. Very well organised and Santa and his helpers were brilliant. The train was really nicely decorated and it felt lovely and Christmassy with the music playing in the background. The kids...More

1  Thank JC102014
Will S, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review of our Santa Train. I will pass on your praise to all the team here. We really appreciate it!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service much better than British Rail, better staff as well, would go on a journey anytime with this first class service, well done everyone.

1  Thank homefellowship1
Will S, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 December 2017

Whilst the weather was not ideal, the trip to Devil's Bridge was well worth it. The scenery is wonderful through the Vale even when the weather is less than perfect. The falls at Devil's Bridge are fantastic to walk around and can be challenging in...More

1  Thank Will C
Will S, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Do come and see us again when the weather is better!

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Great narrow gauge Railway. Lovely clean carriages and also heated a little. Steam Engine spotless. Pleasant staff at Aberystwyth and Devils Bridge. Also friendly footplate staff. Fares a bit expensive but gift aid and get a voucher to spend in the shops and cafe. Which...More

1  Thank Tim H
Will S, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 13 November 2017

Booking on line to ensure we got a seat on the morning train from Aberstywyth to Devils Bridge we upgraded to first class. First class was full and as it was a lovely day it probably would've been more enjoyable to sit in the open...More

Thank Strat4ds
Will S, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Many thanks for your review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We recognise that our First Class carriages are very popular and are working on a project to improve their comfort.

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Not cheap, but good value. Journey up to Devils Bridge pulled by steam loco (some hot soot, so take old, thick clothes). Scenic ride, and a great viewpoint for the beautiful Red Kites. At Devils Bridge there is a Chocolate Shop, and the Hafod Hotel,...More

Thank Richard L
Will S, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Many thanks for your kind review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely steam train, the views are excellent! Well worth taking your camera for them. Comfortable train but definitely need to wrap up warm, particularly in winter weather. Staff were excellent and knowledgable as well!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Will S, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Many thanks for your kind review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Visited with family and friends last week and had a great time, best steam railway i have visited and kids loved it.

Thank Dave S
Will S, Public Relations Manager at Vale of Rheidol Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Many thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Andrew x
3 January 2018|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry. Third Class carriages are our standard carriages. We have two types, the majority are fully enclosed carriages with windows and padded seats. There are also the open-sided "summer carriages" which... More
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Cliff M
8 September 2017|
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Response from Helen V | Reviewed this property |
Ask the guards and they will either put it in the guards van for your journey or sometimes you can have it in the carriage. The stations are flat so it's easy manoeuvring.
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luketibby12
12 April 2017|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
There are a variety of carriages on each train, the most comfortable being the First Class observation saloon for which is located at the back of the train when heading towards Devil's Bridge and nearest the locomotive on... More
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